Exploding people's minds

Today's post is about Olafur Eliasson, one of the coolest modern artists (if not the coolest) ever (well modern anyway I guess). His art is amazing because it's not just a work of art that you look at, think about, and then see how it makes you feel, it makes you feel as you're looking at it. Seeing his exhibit is like being a kid in a fun house all over again. It's all clearly art, but something about it makes your brain tingle and look at it all in a new way. My favorite piece is one where you go in and literally stand a few inches away from an illuminated wall as it changes colors and stare...Uh...it's way cooler than it sounds.

Here's a pic of that piece:










It totally made me rethink art, life, joy, and, in that moment, it made me incredibly happy.

I would love in my career to create something that makes people feel that way. Screw the awards shows and whatever else. Making something like this would be so much better. Wouldn't you want to also? Maybe we should all aim just a little bit higher than we do. I mean think about it like this, some movies win an Oscar. Al Gore made one and it won him the Nobel Prize. Surely we too can do better than Lions and Pencils. There's got to be a higher mark for us out there too. I'll race you all to find it. Good luck all. Enjoy your week.

11 comments:

T. Willerer said...

Saatchi is thinking about the same thing - sort of. They were profiled in Fast Company. Link below.


http://tinyurl.com/3ydw6g

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